Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Tree pumpkin

A Cambridgeshire pensioner was shocked to find a huge pumpkin growing at the top of her 7ft conifer tree.

June Hammersley, 77, of Milton, found the 36lb pumpkin growing up a tree in her garden, reports the Mirror.

The pumpkin had trained itself up the nearby tree trunk.

June, 77, said: "We planted it a good 6ft from the conifers. We saw it was creeping along the garden because some lovely flowers were growing.

"The plant climbed up the conifer and one day we saw the pumpkin at the top. It's like Jack and the Beanstalk - no one can believe their eyes."

June and husband David plan to give the pumpkin to their greatgrandson for Hallowe'en.

She said: "I've had pumpkin pie and didn't like it so I won't be cooking it. It is certainly the most unusual thing to come out of our garden this year."

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